Computers have become an integral part of today’s office environment. As the number of users continues to grow, the risk of developing a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) increases as well. To combat this, companies can install ergonomic workstations that reduce the effects of sitting at a desk all day.

The key to a proper ergonomic workstation is adjustability. No two people are alike, so having the capability to fine-tune an area to an individual user is essential. It is also important to provide for movement and alterations throughout the day. Sitting in one position for a prolonged period will create stress in certain body parts – even when properly positioned.

To create a healthy work environment, supply employees with the proper equipment, like seating or keyboard trays. Having the right tools in place is important, but ensuring each person knows how to use and adjust each item and maintain proper work habits as outlined by OSHA is of equal significance.

A useful tool to help avoid these problems can be found by clicking the following link to the OSHA website:
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/index.html

For additional ergonomic information, go to:
http://www.humanscale.com/ergonomics/ergonomic-resources/ergo101.cfm

There are a wide array of ergonomic products on the market. Give us a call at 913-341-1529 to learn more about which solutions would work best for your office.